Yankees Reach 2-Year Deal With D.J. LeMahieu

DJ LeMahieu, Yankees Agree On 2-Year Contract

DJ LeMahieu, Yankees Agree On 2-Year Contract

He can move around the infield despite being a natural second base-man.

Even though the Yankees plan on moving LeMaheiu all around the infield as Jack Curry of the YES Network tweeted out I get the feeling that he's going to spend most of his time next season at second base.

LeMahieu comes to NY after eight seasons with the Rockies.

LeMahieu isn't just a good defensive player, he's great with the glove.

LeMahieu's multi-positional abilities will allow him to play second base, with Gleyber Torres at shortstop, in the event that the oft-injured Tulowitzki can not take the field. Didi Gregorius will regain his role as the team's shortstop in 2020 and by choosing their current route, the club has signaled that they prefer Miguel Andujar as their long term option at third base.

We are left to wonder, does this move make the New York Yankees the best team in baseball?

One knock on LeMaheiu many will argue is that most of his offensive accomplishments, including his batting title in 2016 are a product of playing half his games at Coors Field.

While the focus has been on the Bryce Haprer when it comes to the Phillies this weekend, it looks like they may be the favorite now to land Manny Machado.

At 30-years-old, the defensive maestro will offer extreme value to the Yankees.

He's also a guy who puts the ball in play at a very high rate, only averaging 84 K's over the last three seasons. It's a crowded mix but a deep and highly talented one that should provide the Yankees plenty of insurance against injury while also allowing them to field a strong lineup even on days when their top bats are resting.

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